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Dec 22, 2011 12:30am PST
, "bbc world news." >> hello and welcome. here are the headlines. 200 dead in two days in syria. the u.s. says president bashar al-assad must leave power. the jail sentence for the australian teenager convicted of murdering this indian students. the england football captain is facing criminal charges after allegedly racially abusing an opponent. faced book is ordered to tighten up privacy rules. >> broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the world. the united states has renewed its call for syria's president to leave power. it comes as sources in serious opposition groups claiming the number of people who have died is much higher than estimates given by the united nations. the group's -- there is evidence that 6000 people have been killed since the uprising. >> though violence is obviously getting worse. these pictures being sent in from ordinary people across syria. syrian opposition says 250 people have died since monday alone. these pictures are thought to be from the idlib in the northwest. there has been an organized massacre, the opposition claims. they have switched
PBS
Dec 21, 2011 6:00pm PST
observers from arab countries is due to arrive in syria on thursday to assess the situation there. >> these images posted online claim to show the city of homs. it is impossible to say who is shooting at him, but it is clear there are casualties. bashar assad's security forces are regrettably -- are reported to have killed nearly a 200 people in the last two days, including numerous and deserters from the syrian army. protesters are celebrating the victims as martyrs. 18 of for an monitress this task with finding out exactly what is going on -- 18 of foreign monitors has a task to find out what is going on. there will be independent eyewitnesses. >> they will have the right to freely move, freely meet with people if they have to go to prisons, hospitals. >> but images on syrian state tv of military exercises raise questions about assad's real intent. and accompanying that buick -- footage, a message to viewers that the army is ready to strike back against any aggression perpetrated by any means that the syrian state. >> let's shift to some business news. its price cash injection f
PBS
Dec 21, 2011 6:00pm PST
in today's in syria. the u.s. says president assad must leave power. chinese authorities appear to make concessions in order to end a standoff with protesting villagers. the england football captain john kerry is to face criminal charges after racially abusing an opponent. looking for a big payout, spain gets a new government that awaits the result of the world's biggest lottery. it is 10:00 in singapore. >> it is 2:00 a.m. in london. broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the world, this is "newsday." >> the united states has renewed its course for the syrian president to leave power. sources in the syrian opposition groups are claiming the number of people who have died is much higher than estimates by the united nations. more than 6000 civilians have been killed since the uprising began in march. >> the violence is obviously getting worse. these pictures are being sent in by ordinary people. even if they cannot all be verified for -- even if they cannot all be verified. 200 people have died since monday. these pictures are thought to be from italy, in the northwest, whe
PBS
Dec 21, 2011 4:00pm PST
and syria, the warning comes that the death toll could be above 6000. just days after u.s. forces leave, iraq faces political crisis as the prime minister calls for the vice president to be handed over for trial. the american city on the brink of bankruptcy and the residents who refuse to give vent to an economy and in crisis. -- give in to an economy in crisis. ♪ a blast from the past, they thought it was lost for nearly 40 years but a rare recording of 8th bowie classic is rediscovered. -- a bowie classic is rediscovered. welcome to our viewers on tbs in america and around the globe. the white house says they are as deeply disturbed by reports that as many as 250 people have been killed since the start of this week. their most recent condemnation comes as human rights campaigners say that more than 6000 civilians have died since the uprising began in march. that is much higher than the u.n. estimate. this report contains some graphic images. >> the violence is obviously getting worse as these pictures being sent in by ordinary people from across syria show, even if they cannot all b
PBS
Dec 22, 2011 2:30pm PST
. in syria, a team of observers from the arab league has arrived in the country amid reports of increasing violence. the full deployment is part of an arab peace plan that calls for the removal of troops from the streets and the release of all prisoners. the violence continues and in the latest incident, four civilians have been killed. what if any pressure can be brought to bear against the assad regime? we're joined by the former u.s. ambassador to syria. what can the arab league monitors realistically do? >> we have to note that syria had refused the monitors. they wanted to put so many conditions on it. now we know that when the terribly threatened to go to the security council, that is when the regime thought, oh my god. they agreed to 150 monitors coming in, albeit reluctantly. no one believes that these monitors will be given any real freedom to go where they want when they want. the syrians will show them what they want them to see. this is a ploy to buy time on the part of the regime in my opinion. >> will the arab league to go along with that and if so, how long? >> i don't think
FOX News
Dec 22, 2011 3:00pm PST
-third of the world's oil tanker traffic goes through the strait. iranian ally syria says more than 2,000 of the security forces have died in the past nine months. syria blames political turmoil on a foreign conspiracy aimed at toppaling the regime with president bashar assad. this is amateur video that shows the city of homs after government shelling in that area. arab league observers arrive in damascus, the question of what iran is doing to aid syria has become a pressing one. correspondent leland vittert has details. >> syria's powerful air force and army are among the most well-equipped in the middle east. with the russian fighter jet, attack helicopters and tanks, president bashar assad has threatened to use them all against his own people to stay in power. fox news learned that iran and the revolutionary guard are going to great lengths to help assad. that doesn't surprise the israeli minister for strategic affairs. >> syria is part of what is called axis of evil. >> as they reference the ammunition supplies in the eight-month massacre of the pro-democracy demonstrators, wester
KCSMMHZ
Dec 22, 2011 2:30pm PST
will be dangerous and difficult for iraq in the whole region, because things are nont calm in syria. >> thank you for your assessment. an advance team from the arab league has arrived in syria and head of an observer mission due to start at the end of this month. monitors will be tasked with determining whether the regime is taking steps to end its bloody crackdown on protesters. many opponents of president assad fear the regime will ramp up the violence to discourage protests ahead of the official start of the mission. human rights groups say syrian forces have killed more than 200 people this week alone. france has sparked a major diplomatic dispute with turkey by taking steps to criminalize the denial of genocide. the lower house of the french parliament has approved a bill that would make it illegal to deny the genocide of armenians by ottoman turks in world war one. the turkish prime minister denounced the draft law as politically motivated. ankara has since withdrawn its ambassador from paris and reduced its military cooperation with france. >> the turkish community of a french reacted to t
CBS
Dec 21, 2011 5:30pm PST
in syria. human rights groups say bashar al-assad's troops have killed more than 100 defecting soldiers and activists this week near the turkish border. cell phone video posted on the internet provides our only glimpse inside syria. despite the bloody crackdown, thousands continue to protest throughout the country. today, the white house said once again it's time for assad to go. it is a cinematic masterpiece, and now a piece of history from "citizen kane" has sold at auction. that's next. >> pelley: america's retailers are getting what they wanted for christmas-- new numbers out today show that holiday sales are better than expected, up 2.5% from last year. online sales alone total $32 billion so far, and that's 15% more than a year ago. also on the way up is our weight, and that has forced the u.s. coast guard to cut the number of people allowed to be carried on ferries. the time was the average passenger weighed 160 pounds, and in washington state, most of the puget sound ferries could carry 2,000 people. but now passengers average 185 pounds, so capacity on those same boats has been
CBS
Dec 22, 2011 5:00pm EST
power plant has contributed to cancer cases and pollution. in syria, a team of observers from the arab league has arrived in the country amid reports of increasing violence. the full deployment is part of an arab peace plan that calls for the removal of troops from the streets and the release of all prisoners. the violence continues and in the latest incident, four civilians have been killed. what if any pressure can be brought to bear against the assad regime? we're joined by the former u.s. ambassador to syria. what can the arab league monitors realistically do? >> we have to note that syria had refused the monitors. they wanted to put so many conditions on it. now we know that when the terribly threatened to go to the security council, that is when the regime thought, oh my god. they agreed to 150 monitors coming in, albeit reluctantly. no one believes that these monitors will be given any real freedom to go where they want when they want. the syrians will show them what they want them to see. this is a ploy to buy time on the part of the regime in my opinion. >> will the arab leagu
FOX News
Dec 21, 2011 4:00pm PST
to the f 22. >> shepard: thank you. the white house is calling for syria's president to step down after human rights groups accuse government forces of an organized massacre. a witness and activist say troops surrounded an entire town yesterday and killed everyone inside. more than 100 people. [shouting] [gunfire] >> shepard: amateur video here of gunman cracking down on protesters in another city yesterday. of course, as usual, we can't verify this since syria will not let our journalists into the country. activists report 200 people have died in two days even after the president there bashir assad agreed to a peace plan. heading to syria tomorrow to enforce that agreement. the white house says assad has flagrantly violated the deal and does not deserve to rule in syria. a mother's last ditch effort to help a daughter by writing a letter to santa claus. you can tell from this little girl's smile the big guy did not disappoint. then, forget about fries. one burger chain is betting you would rather have a side of share chardonnay. the king could use a drink or two. there is word tonight
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2011 8:00pm EST
it when it gets here. >> all right. and on syria, what do additional steps to pressure the assad regime mean? what are you talking about there specifically? >> the fact is -- of the matter is that we have throughout this process worked both unilaterally and collectively to increase pressure and isolation on the assad regime. what you've seen is a continuation of horrific acts of violence, needless violence, against the syrian people. and it's clear that every metric shows the situation is moving against assad. defections of the military are on the rise. diplomats have begun leaving their posts and coming out in support of the syrian opposition. the opposition is more unified and more inclusive. the regime has been cut off by the arab league, by its traditional allies and neighbors like turkey, and the regime is under increasing financial duress due to international sanctions and weak domestic economic policies. it is only a matter of time before this regime comes to an end. only fear is holding it together, and governing that is based on fear is always doomed to fail. >> are you talking
MSNBC
Dec 22, 2011 2:30am PST
of observers into syria this morning a day after government forces there allegedly killed more than 100 people. this is video of another recent turmoil that came in the streets of syria. activists are calling the resents violence, quote, an organized massacre. they say troops loyal to president assad fired rockets and bombs into a valley where civilians fled from a village before soldiers moved in. the white house says it is deeply disturbed by the reports. human rights group calls these the bloodiest in the nine-month crackdown against opposition protesters. >>> in iraq this morning a wave of violence killed at least 57 people in the capital. health officials say an additional 200 people were wounded. the coordinated attacks make up the worst violence to hit bagdad in months, coming amid a fresh political crisis in the country where the shia led government is accusing the sunni vice president of running a hit squad to target officials. >>> hundred dreesds of european banks get a massive $639 billion loan in an effort to bring badly needed relief to the struggling financial system. let's take
CNN
Dec 21, 2011 4:00pm PST
this past week. >>> now to syria where the main opposition group is accusing bashar al as sat's regime of brutal assassination. we're following the story from abu dhabi. what is the international community doing in response to this violence? >> erin, the head of the arian league asked the syrian regime to stop violence immediately and facilitate the mission of the observers expected to visit syria within days. on the other hand, france said that the violence in syria is alarming and said that the government should end this murd murderous spiral. the u.n. sdurt council has been asked to immediately and find ways to protect civilians. >>> let's check in with sanjay gupta in for anderson tonight. >> tonight republican presidential candidate ron paul is on top of the polls in iowa. he's also on the defensive tonight, as you know, about racist rants published in the past in newsletters bearing his name. in fact, he walked away from an interview with gloria borger earlier today. we'll stay on the story tonight, keeping him honest. >>> science versus bioterrorism. should the methods and resul
CNN
Dec 21, 2011 8:00pm PST
are outrages at the abuse suffered by women protesters this past week. >>> now to syria where the main opposition group is accusing president al assad's regime of committing brutal massacres this week. 250 people have been killed in a 48-hour period. we're following the story from abu dhabi. what is the international community doing in response to this violence? >> erin, the head of the arab league asked the syrian regime to stop violence immediately and facilitate the mission of the observers expected to visit syria within days. on the other hand, france said that the violence in syria is alarming and said that the government should end this murderous spiral. into which assad is dragging his people. the opposition has called the u.n. secure council to meet immediately and find ways to protect civilians. erin? >> thank you. now a girl in mairn vanishes and police expanded their search for her. ayla reynolds disappeared friday. he was last seen wearing green pajamas with white polka dots and had a cast on her arm from a recent fall. chris is covering the story from waterville, maine. 16
NBC
Dec 22, 2011 4:00am PST
's long assault left no survivors. the white house said it was deeply disturbed and the opposition syria national council is calling for a u.n. security council meeting. >>> eight u.s. soldiers are facing charges after an army private's body was found in a guard tower in afghanistan back in october. the army ruled the death of danny chen, an asian-american from new york city, a suicide. an investigation further found that chen had been the target of ethnic slurs and physical attacks at the hands of his fellow soldiers. eight of them have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and negligent homicide for allegedly driving chen to take his own life. >>> now here's a look at other stories making news "early today" in america. a high-speed chase through the streets of orlando ended in a hair-raising crash. police pursued burglary suspects for 40 minutes until they smashed into three vehicles at a busy intersection. miraculously, no one died. six people, including the two suspects, did suffer serious injuries. >>> a raging inferno in detroit forced two people to jump for their lives. a man
ABC
Dec 22, 2011 4:30am EST
house said it was deeply disturbed and the opposite syria national council is calling for a u.n. security council meeting. >>> eight u.s. soldiers are facing charges after an army private's body was found in a guard tower in afghanistan back in october. the army ruled the death of danny chen, an asian-american from new york city a suicide. an investigation further found that chen had been the target of ethnic slurs and physical attacks at the hands of his fellow soldiers. eight of them have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and negligent homicide for allegedly driving chen to take his own life. >>> a look at other stories making news "early today" in america. a high-speed chase through the streets of orlando ended in a hair-raising crash. whoa. police pursued burglary suspects for 40 minutes until they smashed into three vehicles at a busy intersection. miraculously, no one died. six people, including the two suspects, did suffer serious injuries. >>> a raging inferno in detroit forced two people to jump for their lives. a man and a woman lept from the burning home's
KICU
Dec 21, 2011 11:30pm PST
to countrywide customers. >>> in news of the world, from syria come reports of one of the deadliest days of the uprising. just two days ago came reports that nearly 90 army conscripts were killed when they tried to defect. journalists are heavily restricted in syria. >>> in afghanistan, five polish soldiers died today in a roadside bomb attack. it is the deadliest attack on polish troops in the war. poland has 2600 troops in afghanistan. the united states currently has 94,000 troops deployed there. >>> in hong kong, some 17,000 chickens are being killed after it was discovered that three chickens have died from the h1n1 strain of bird flu. the government has banned imports of chickens for three weeks. it's not clear if the chickens came from a farm in hong kong, or were imported. >>> doctors and cancer. how this is helping a little girl in a bay area [ male announcer ] citibank's new app for ipad makes it easy for anne to view her finances from anywhere. like gate d12 for the next three hours. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. is as easy as... making breakfast. ome
FOX
Dec 21, 2011 10:00pm PST
. >>> in news of the world, from syria come reports of one of the deadliest days of the uprising. just two days ago came reports that nearly 90 army conscripts were killed when they tried to defect. journalists are heavily restricted in syria. >>> in afghanistan, five polish soldiers died today in a roadside bomb attack. it is the deadliest attack on polish troops in the war. poland has 2600 troops in afghanistan. the united states currently has 94,000 troops deployed there. >>> in hong kong, some 17,000 chickens are being killed after it was discovered that three chickens have died from the h1n1 strain of bird flu. the government has banned imports of chickens for three weeks. it's not clear if the chickens came from a farm in hong kong, or were imported. >>> doctors and cancer. how this is helping a little girl in a bay area hospital. >>> our chief meteorologist, bill martin tracking freezing temperatures tonight. he has the complete forecast for the holiday ahead. >>> a brave 10-year-old is at stanford hospital tonight, facing losing her leg. she says if this had to happen to someone, she's
WETA
Dec 21, 2011 7:00pm EST
a gallon. bill whitaker, cbs news, los angeles. >> pelley: there has been a massacre in syria. human rights groups say bashar al-assad's troops have killed more than 100 defecting soldiers and activists this week near the turkish border. cell phone video posted on the internet ployeds our only glimpse inside syria. despite the bloody crackdown, thousands continue to protest throughout the country. today, the white house said once again it's time for assad to go. it is a cinematic masterpiece, and now a piece of history from "citizen kane" has sold at auction. that's next. >> pelley: america's retailers are getting what they wanted for christmas-- new numbers out today show that holiday sales are better than expected, up 2.5% from last year. online sales alone total $32 billion so far, and that's 15% more than a year ago. also on the way up is our weight, and that has forced the u.s. coast guard to cut the number of people allowed to be carried on ferries. the time was the average passenger weighed 160 pounds, and in washington state, most of the puget sound ferries could carry 2,000 people.
FOX News
Dec 21, 2011 10:00pm PST
of the deadliest single attacks in syria against their own people. witnesses say syrian troops have wipe out an entire village. more than 100 people killed by a barrage of rockets, bombs and gunfire in northern syria, a region of intense anti-government protest. one activists reports it as, quote, an organized massacre. boxing champ, mayweather junior, after pleading guilt tow reduced charges of domestic violence and harassment, accused of punching his ex-girlfriend, pulling her hair and twisting her arm. he avoided a felony trial by agreeing to a plea deal. he will report to jail on january 6. i'm ainsley earhardt, back to "on the record" with gret a. thanks for watching. >> former speaker of the house, newt is launching a revolt against the judicial branch, saying that judges who made radical rulings should be removed by congress. he is causing alarm evens within his own party. what would that do to the government's balance of power? a former judge is here. she has written a book called patriot acts, what americans must do to save the republic. i should add that we both were colleagues at
FOX News
Dec 22, 2011 8:00am PST
on this christmas heist next. jon: there's new information now on the link between iran and syria. fox news jerusalem learning exclusively what tehran is doing now to help syria's leader assad embattled regime. all of this comes as the arab league arrives in damascus to prepare for monitoring the mission there. leland vittert with all the late-breaking details live from our jerusalem bureau. >> reporter: hi, jon. this may be a case of syrian government trying to kill as many people as they can before the arab league actually as observers there on the ground. latest numbers say 200 dead just this week. and the syrians are getting a lot of help from the iranians. that in of itself is not all that surprising but we've learned from western intelligence source that is the iranians are sending weapons, ammunition and also men on commercial airliners with passengers on board and they're doing that to try to get around some international sanctions to keeped assad in power. sear syria's powerful air force and army are among the most well-equipped in the middle east with russian fighter jets, attack
NBC
Dec 21, 2011 5:30pm PST
danny chen to take his own life. >>> with more citizen video coming out of syria these days during a very bloody week, the obama administration is using very strong language about what is happening there, accusing president asad's government of mowing down its own citizens. more than 200 are now dead there it's believed since monday. >>> we'll take a break. up next as we continue on a wednesday night, on the ground in afghanistan with americans in uniform and some of them are now openly gay. many said that would never work, but were they right? >>> later, the outpouring of support and help since our story aired about a woman whose idea is making a difference for people and their pets who are all trying to survive these hard times. >>> tomorrow will mark one year to the day that president obama signed the repeal of the u.s. military policy known as don't ask, don't tell, banning openly gay and lesbian service members. just today a sign of the times. two women shared the traditional first kiss after the u.s.s. oak hills returned to home port in virginia. sailors and their families bu
WHUT
Dec 21, 2011 7:00pm EST
called maliki and urged him to resolve the crisis. in syria, dissidents reported government forces killed more than 100 people on tuesday in an organized massacre. the activists said a villagin idlib province was surrounded and then blasted by rockets, tank shells, bombs and gunfire. and more scenes of violence unfolded elsewhere. amateur video showed a man hit by random sniper fire while driving his car in homs. and pro-government gunmen patrolled neighborhoods around damascus. five nato troops-- all of them polish-- were killed in a roomro idengbibin af bantan n toda the soldiers were in a convoy headed to a meeting in eastern ghazni province when the bomb went off. it was the deadliest single attack ever involving poland's 2,600 troops in afghanistan. eight u.s. army soldiers have been charged in the apparent suicide of a fellow soldier in afghanistan. private danny chen was found dead in a guard tower in october. the army said it appeared he shot himself. the charges announced today ranged from dereliction of duty to negligent homicide and involuntary manslaughter. supporters of chen'
NBC
Dec 21, 2011 7:00pm EST
. >>> with more citizen video coming out of syria these days during a very bloody week, the obama administration is using very strong language about what is happening there, accusing president asad's government of mowing down its own citizens. more than 200 are now dead there it's believed since monday. >>> we'll take a break. up next as we continue on a wednesday night, with americans in uniform in afghanistan and some are now openly gay. many said that would never work, but were they right? >>> later, the outpouring of support and help since our story aired about a woman whose idea is making a difference for people and their pets who are all trying to survive these hard times. all trying to survive these hard times. i take an omega for my heart. but to be honest, i find the omega choices overwhelming. which one is right for me? then i found new pronutrients omega-3. it's from centrum, a name i trust. it goes beyond my heart to support my brain and eyes too. and these ultra-concentrated minigels are much smaller than many others. it's part of a whole new line of supplements. there's probiotic a
CBS
Dec 22, 2011 6:30pm EST
. a team of peace monitors from the arab league arrived in syria today, but there is no letup in the regime's deadly crackdown on dissent. video posted on the internet appears to show syrian tanks rolling into cities that support the uprising against president bashar al assad. a syrian human rights group says 22 civilians were killed just today. shaken by an earthquake. the damage report for the washington monument, next. and get a cold... ...you need a cold medicine with a heart. only coricidin hbp has a heart, right here. it's the only cold and flu brand that won't raise your blood pressure. coricidin hbp. powerful cold medicine with a heart. you spend all day cooking it. so why spend even a moment considering any broth but swanson? the broth cooks trust most to make the meal folks spend all year waiting for. in stuffing and more, the secret is swanson. to make the meal folks spend all year waiting for. some baby formula from more than 3,000 stores. one infant died from a rare bacterial infection in missouri this week after being fed enfamil newborn powdered formula. the bacteria is somet
MSNBC
Dec 22, 2011 3:00am PST
. obviously in syria. but what is your take on what has happened in iraq over the past 48 hours since u.s. troops moved out? >> we are beginning to face the reality of what we have accomplished. namely we have destabilized iraq. we have destroyed it as a state. we have reignited sectarian conflicts, we have contributed to ethnic distinctions between the kurds and the iraqis. we have a problem on our hands, which we didn't solve by war. and which we cannot resolve anymore because we can't continue the war indefinitely. it's a contribution to greater middle eastern instability. >> you have long chided those who were arrogant enough to believe that every country across the globe wants to remake themselves in america's image. and i remember pulitzer prize winner a few years back making the suggestion to you and you laughing him off the set. is this not yet another example after eight years, after 4,000 plus deaths, after $1 trillion invested in iraq, we leave and within 24 hours they revert to form? >> well, they revert to form which has preexisted. >> right. >> and you know, we're sort of
CNN
Dec 22, 2011 6:00am PST
and take a look and listen. citizens protesting in syria and the government launches a brutal crackdown. now some arab neighbors are stepping in. that story straight ahead. >>> also, two sailors making history in virginia with this kiss. sharing the coveted first kiss after one of them returned from sea. [ mujahid ] there was a little bit of trepidation, not quite knowing what the next phase was going to be, you know, because you been, you know, this is what you had been doing. you know, working, working, working, working, working, working. and now you're talking about, well you know, i won't be, and i get the chance to spend more time with my wife and my kids. it's my world. that's my world. ♪ it's easy to see what subaru owners care about. that's why we created the share the love event. get a great deal on a new subaru and $250 goes to your choice of 5 charities. with your help, we can reach $20 million dollars by the end of this, our fourth year. >>> your look now at some stories making news across country. walmart has recalled cans of baby formula after a 10-day-old baby in missou
FOX News
Dec 22, 2011 6:00am PST
this morning. the white house says that it is deeply disturbed by the latest reports of violence in syria. human rights groups say president bashar assad's troops surrounded and killed more than is00 protesters literally mowing them down. the witnesses describe this as organized massacre that went on for hours. leland vitter joins us live from jerusalem with more. >> reporter: martha, this may be a case of syrian government trying to kill as many people as they can before the arab league monitors arrive in the next few days. as of late they have killed at least 200 people and are getting a lot of help doing it. we have learned from western intelligence sources that iran is sending weapons, men and ammunition into syria. that in and of itself isn't that surprising but we can now confirm they are using international airlines, meaning commercial airlines, in order to be able to bypass sanctions that they send these weapons in to keep president assad in power. syria's powerful air force and army are among the most well-equipped in middle east with russian fighter jets, attack helicopters and
PBS
Dec 21, 2011 10:00pm PST
him to resolve the crisis. in syria, dissidents reported government forces killed more than 100 people on tuesday in an organized massacre. the activists said a village in idlib province was surrounded and then blasted by rockets, tank shells, bombs and gunfire. and more scenes of violence unfolded elsewhere. amateur video showed a man hit by random sniper fire while driving his car in homs. and pro-government gunmen patrolled neighborhoods around damascus. five nato troops-- all of them polish-- were killed in a roadside bombing in afghanistan today. the soldiers were in a convoy headed to a meeting in eastern ghazni province when the bomb went off. it was the deadliest single attack ever involving poland's 2,600 troops in afghanistan. eight u.s. army soldiers have been charged in the apparent suicide of a fellow soldier in afghanistan. private danny chen was found dead in a guard tower in october. the army said it appeared he shot himself. the charges announced today ranged from dereliction of duty to negligent homicide and involuntary manslaughter. supporters of chen's family, in ne
FOX News
Dec 22, 2011 10:00am PST
interest today? iraq, next. syria, next. hezbollah and lebanon, next. they have an alliance with venezuela. we're not realizing that the alliance will only display that weapon when they can, basically, deliver it, and that would be a much bigger threat for us at that time. heather: and very quickly as we wrap up here, two questions remain. back in 2009 u.s. dealings with tehran peaked. did we miss an opportunity? can sanctions work alone, and what does it mean to you when you hear, um, defense secretary leon panetta say all options on the table? >> well, all options on the table if we can use those options. well, there are some options that we had not just on the table, in the battlefields, and we wasted the opportunity. you just mentioned it. june of 2009, 1.5 million iranians -- these are not american or europeans or arabs, these are iranians -- were marching in downtown tehran about to shake off the foundation of that regime, and we didn't support them. it's going to be much more difficult in the future to bring down that system. heather: all right, washington leader if race, thank you
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2011 6:00am EST
support of syria, iran, hamas. came to moscow to try to persuade russia. so he made a compilation that as he was negotiating with russia about matters of great importance to israel, that would be not the best time for him to criticize russian government. during last 20 years, we came to a very different conclusion. we came to conclusions at the end of the cold war, we can tell about everybody, how they could talk about affairs and we can do it without limited impact on u.s. interests and on u.s. ability to do things which are very important to us, like russia's support of iran. like continuing supplies across russia to afghanistan. affects american security and american lives. where we should be able to have our cake and eat it too, it's difficult to make a prediction but they do believe the instances when american interests and american values and some conflict. and i also believe that doing what is in the u.s. nato interest, that saves american lives and protects american security, but it also reflects americans from values and we should remember about that. >> thank you, dimitr
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2011 9:00am EST
where something is happening in syria, journals are not allowed to get into syria. there's a military attack taking place in a small village and i can get on twitter and message to the 50,000 or people that follow and say can somebody give me a contact or eyewitnesses? and in seconds i will get people saying here's the number, his a contact them to somebody you can go. i will give that information, call that person and to the chosen part of it which is verified, report, and then use the very same technology to get that information to put it back out online and disseminated to the public. this has become a two-way street. at the same time i wasn't able to decimate the broader audience without the very same technolo technology. >> so you put out to tweet, what's the future of journalism. what was some of the things people said to you? >> i mean, the constant themes i got was not being told, media should not be beholden to the interests of the few that decide what gets to be the rundown, so to speak. it's all about your involvement in your engagement. people want to be able to understand
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2011 1:00pm EST
and others because israel had serious disagreements with russia over russian militant support of syria, iran, hamas. and lieberman came to moscow to try to persuade russia to change seriously question positions of all of these issues of great importance to israel. lieberman made a calculation that as he was negotiating with russia on matters of great importance to israel, that would not be the best time for him to criticize russian government domestic policies. during last 20 years, we came to a very different conclusion. we came to a conclusion at the end of the cold war, we should tell how everybody -- how they can conduct their affairs and we can do it without negative impact on u.s. interests and u.s. ability to do things that are very important to us, like russian support of iran, like continued supplies across russia. afghanistan could really does affect american security and lives. whether it we should be able to have our cake and eat it too, it is very difficult to make a decision. but they do believe -- when american interests and values are in conflict, and it also believe that doi
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Dec 22, 2011 3:00am PST
of genocide" in their country. the arab league is expected to send monitors into syria today. >>> walmart pulling a batch of baby formula off its shelves after a 10-day-old missouri boy died from a rare bacterial infection. the makers of enfamil says it was tested and negative for the bacteria before shipped. >>> and joe arpaio slapped with a lawsuit from a mexican woman who says officers abused her while she was pregnant. she was kept shackled while she was in labor. arpaio faces federal accusations of discriminating against latinos. >>> a man thought to be a victim of john wayne gacy is found alive. he says he disappeared on his own, running away from the stress of a divorce. that is the news you need to know. "american morning" back right after this. >>> leave look at atlanta, georgia. good morning, everybody. to you as well. welcome back to "american morning" republican presidential candidate newt gingrich, criticized for lucrative ties to freddie mac. but the former house speaker says he didn't need to lobby for the mortgage giant. he wasn't there to make a bunch of money off of them
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